Video Green

Author: Chris Kraus
ISBN: 978-84-16205-39-4
Product features:
Dimensions: 0 x 130 x 200 mm
Edition: 2018
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Type: Libro
Language: Español
Design: Maite Zabaleta
Translation: Cecilia Pavón
Layout: Zuriñe de Langarika Samaniego

Video Green examines the explosion of late 1990s Los Angeles art driven by high-profile graduate programs. Probing the surface of art-critical buzzwords, Chris Kraus brilliantly chronicles how the City of Angels has suddenly become the epicenter of the international art world and a microcosm of the larger culture. Why is Los Angeles so completely divorced from other realities of the city? Shrewd, analytic and witty, Video Green is to the Los Angeles art world what Roland Barthes’ Mythologies were to the society of the spectacle: the live autopsy of a ghost city. 

This edition of Video Green by Chris Kraus is special. It includes an artistic intervention, Bookmark by the artist Maider López, which was inspired by a quotation from the book. Starting from a reflection on the fetishism of objects, Maider López’s proposal consists in collecting souvenirs that we use daily as bookmarks. Thanks to the participation of hundreds of people, different evocations of their personal everyday lives are included in each printed copy.

Chris Kraus is the author of four novels, including I Love Dick and Summer of Hate; two books of art and cultural criticism; and most recently, After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography. She received the College Art Association's Frank Jewett Mather Award in Art Criticism in 2008, a Warhol Foundation Art Writing grant in 2011, and Gugenheim Felloship in 2016. She lives in Los Angeles.

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